Memoir reveals Hollywood’s lights, shadows in poetry

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Author-poet Terry McCarty remarkets 2013 book ‘Hollywood Poetry 2001-2013’

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Not many people have had the privilege of having many opportunities in the grandeur that is Hollywood. Up and coming author and poet Terry McCarty has had that privilege when he worked in Hollywood for several years. Now, he publishes his stirring memoir titled “HOLLYWOOD POETRY 2001-2013” (published by Xlibris).

Hollywood has always been a hot subject of news, gossips, controversies and the like. It has a kind of lure and charm that many could not resist. McCarty has always wanted to share his first-hand observations and experiences at the heart of America’s motion picture industry. He could not pass up the singular opportunity he possesses, so he publishes a new book impelled by his own desire to write his memoir through poetic verse.

Each poem in the book gives readers a unique worm’s eye view of late 20th-century Hollywood and some of its inhabitants. Some poems are based on McCarty’s personal experiences, others on the experiences of other people he encountered in the industry. Collectively, their underlying theme is man’s insatiable desire for fame and fortune, or if not for stardom, at least for a stable career in show business.

Filled with wry humor, 20/20 hindsight and vivid details, “Hollywood Poetry 2001-2013” is a book that will surely pique the interest of many people. Its unique offering of a low-level perspective, which may appeal to the average American reader, will surely have people enjoy satire, curious insights, and privileged peeks behind the curtain of the world’s most dominant film industry.

By Terry McCarty
Softcover | 6x9 in | 57 pages | ISBN 9781479793822
E-Book | 57 pages | ISBN 9781479793839
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Terry McCarty was born in Electra, Texas. He moved to Southern California in 1988. From 1988 to 1997, he worked as a background actor (extra) and occasional stand-in for actors including Joe Pesci (The Public Eye, Lethal Weapon 3, and Jimmy Hollywood) and Wallace Shawn (House Arrest). He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and three cats. He has written other poetry books including “Imperfectionist”, “I Saw it on TV” and “20 Greatest Hits: 1997-2004”.

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